Chapter 131: The Effects of the Thorny Fruit
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Just like she always did when she brushed her teeth, Bai Qingqing filled her mouth with water, then used the thorny fruit to gently brush her teeth.
Surprisingly, she instantly tasted a refreshing sensation in her mouth, like peppermint. Clearly, this fruit had the effect of cleansing one’s teeth. Unlike the disgusting taste of toothpaste when swallowed, when Bai Qingqing tried swallowing a little of this water, she instantly felt a refreshing and clean sensation in her throat.
Bai Qingqing took out the thorny fruit and looked at it, then said, sounding delighted, “It’s very useful.”
Moreover, the toughness of the thorns was perfect. As the thorns were dense, it felt no different from brushing her teeth with a toothbrush.
Cortis stared at the thorny fruit in Bai Qingqing’s hand and flicked out his tongue with a hissing sound to capture the subtle smell in the air. He said, “I’ve seen the fruits of this plant before.”
“Really?” Bai Qingqing gazed at Cortis in anticipation. “Where? Is it far away?”
Cortis smiled lightly. “Not far. I’ll go and dig it out for you.”
“The rain is so heavy…” Bai Qingqing asked as she gazed out the window. “How long will you be gone for?”
Cortis hesitated a moment, before replying, “Three to four days, to and fro.”
Bai Qingqing said decisively, “Then forget it. You can dig it come next spri… light rainy season. There will be a higher chance it will survive.”
Cortis stroked Bai Qingqing’s head dotingly, not saying a word.
Feeling jealous of their interaction, Parker squeezed between the two of them. “Qingqing, what would you like to eat today? I’ll go and catch it.”
“It’s raining so heavily. I’ll eat whatever you manage to catch. Anything is fine,” Bai Qingqing said.
“… Oh.” The pitiful Parker was sent away the instant he managed to butt his way into their conversation.
After lunch, Cortis came up with some excuse to head out of the city to relieve himself but didn’t return even at night.
Parker was preparing to close the door, when Bai Qingqing said worriedly, “Let’s wait a little longer. Cortis isn’t back yet.”
Parker closed the door mercilessly and said angrily, “That fellow must have gone to dig the thorny fruits.”
He felt so aggrieved. Clearly, it was something he used to please Qingqing, yet the snake beastman snatched it away from him.
“Ah?” Bai Qingqing’s delicate brows furrowed as she pouted. “I already told him not to go. It’s so dangerous entering the mountains while it’s raining.”
“Don’t worry about him. He has been living in the mountains all along. There’s no way he’d get into danger.” Parker’s expression became sunny as he spoke. He suddenly rushed up to Bai Qingqing and lifted her horizontally from behind.
Bai Qingqing let out a gasp of surprise. She raised her head and found herself staring at Parker’s face, causing her heart to beat furiously. She pounded on his chest and said, “What are you doing? You’ve startled me.”
Parker walked to his nest with a smile and said, “Finally, there’s only the two of us in the house. I want to sleep with you in my arms.”
Under such an atmosphere, anyone would overthink. Bai Qingqing’s focus involuntarily drifted to her lower body, and her face started heating up. She blocked her arms before her chest defensively and said, “I’m still bleeding…”
Parker’s golden brows furrowed. “This is all that snake’s fault. Aye, I’m in the wrong too. I shouldn’t have let you drink that medicine then. If you didn’t drink that, the child would be born by now.”
Parker gently placed Bai Qingqing on the most comfortable spot on the grass, then laid down next to her, holding her with his firm arms.
Girls had a much lower body temperature than guys. As he was a beastman and she a human, this contrast in body temperature was even starker. Bai Qingqing felt that Parker’s skin was as scorching as fire, and it felt very warm lying next to him on a rainy night.
Just like the protection and passion Parker had been giving her.
“Actually, I’m not pregnant,” Bai Qingqing said. She kept feeling that it was overboard of her to keep lying to Parker.
Parker didn’t believe a word of it. “If you weren’t pregnant, why did you bleed when you drank the medicine? Don’t lie to me.”